While many trainers eagerly await the announcement of a full-fledged Pokémon RPG for Switch, Nintendo has just made the wait a little easier. Leading up to the release of the new Pokémon movie, Nintendo will be offering players one of six special event Pikachu for Pokémon Sun and Moon.
Each Pikachu, wearing a different version of Ash’s hat, will be available for just one week, and players will only be able to redeem one code, so pick your Pikachu wisely!
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The upcoming animated film, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, is the 20th entry in the long-running series, and it also serves as a celebration of all the adventures that Ash and Pikachu have had over the years. We’ve finally got our first look at the movie in the new teaser trailer above, and tickets are now available to order!
This new movie isn’t the only way we’re marking this milestone, however. For a limited time, Trainers will be able to receive a special Pikachu wearing Ash’s hat into their Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game.
Starting September 19, check back here on Pokemon.com to discover a code that allows you to receive a Pikachu wearing one of six different hats in your game. Each hat is based on the hat Ash wore in the various regions he and Pikachu explored. Not only will each Pikachu sport a different hat, but they will also come equipped with a unique set of moves that reflect those that Pikachu would often use in the region that corresponds with the hat it wears.
PLEASE NOTE: You will only be able to use this code once! The date you choose to enter the code will determine which hat and move set your special Pikachu will have. This means you’re going to have to be very careful when deciding on which Pikachu you wish to add to your party. Study the schedule below, and get ready to choose your Pikachu!
- 9/19/17 – 9/25/17: Original hat (Kanto and Johto regions)
- 9/26/17 – 10/2/17: Hoenn region hat
- 10/3/17 – 10/9/17: Sinnoh region hat
- 10/10/17 – 10/16/17: Unova region hat
- 10/17/17 – 10/23/17: Kalos region hat
- 10/24/17 – 10/30/17: Alola region hat
There is yet another special Pikachu that you will be able to receive, this time in your copy of the upcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon. When you attend a showing of Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, you will receive a QR code that will grant you a Pikachu wearing the hat that Ash wears in the movie. Fans who attend the movie will also receive a special, never-before-seen card for the Pokémon TCG. It’s been an exciting journey we’ve been on with Ash and Pikachu, and we can’t think of a better way to commemorate it!
Which Pikachu will you choose? Let us know!
Brian Barnett has loved video games ever since his uncle Jimmy introduced him to them at the ripe old age of five. His wife, Audrey, was also introduced to video games by her uncle, lending credence to Brian’s theory that behind every gamer, there is a cool uncle.
Since playing Super Mario Bros. on the NES, Brian has had a passion for Nintendo games. The first thing he did when he started earning money was save up and buy himself a Game Boy, and they quickly became inseparable. Through the years, this led to his special love of portable game consoles, so the release of the Switch is the perfect storm of Nintendo action he has been waiting for.
In addition to his gaming obsession, Brian enjoys playing drums, writing and listening to music, and hosting a weekly video game and nerd culture podcast.
He is an extrovert, and loves talking about and playing games with others, so let him know if you want to team up and play together!
Plays: Switch, New 3DS, SNES, NES, GBA, PC, Xbox One, PS4, Vita